Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 8s Gen 3

Qualcomm has announced a new high-end mobile platform, the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3. This new chipset sits below the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in terms of performance, but still offers plenty of power for premium smartphones.


Key features of the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 include:

  • 4nm manufacturing process
  • Octa-core CPU with a single Cortex-X4 prime core at 3.0 GHz, four Cortex-A720 performance cores at 2.8 GHz, and three Cortex-A520 efficiency cores at 2.0 GHz
  • Adreno 735 GPU
  • Support for up to 24GB of LPDDR5x RAM
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 storage
  • Snapdragon X70 5G modem
  • 18-bit triple cognitive ISP
  • AI-enhanced features such as Photo Expansion and always-on face unlock


The Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 is designed to offer a flagship-level experience at a more affordable price point. It is expected to power a wide range of smartphones from Honor, iQOO, realme, Redmi, and Xiaomi in the coming months.

Here is a comparison of the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3:

Specification Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Manufacturing process 4nm 4nm
CPU 1x Cortex-X4 @ 3.0 GHz<br>4x Cortex-A720 @ 2.8 GHz<br>3x Cortex-A520 @ 2.0 GHz 1x Cortex-X4 @ 3.3/3.4 GHz<br>5x Cortex-A720 @ 2.96/3.15 GHz<br>2x Cortex-A520 @ 2.3 GHz
GPU Adreno 735 Adreno 750
RAM Up to 24GB LPDDR5x @ 4,200 MHz Up to 24GB LPDDR5x @ 4,800 MHz
Storage USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2
5G modem Snapdragon X70 Snapdragon X75
ISP 18-bit triple cognitive 18-bit triple cognitive


The Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 offers a number of advantages over the previous-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, including:

  • Improved CPU performance
  • More powerful GPU
  • Faster memory support
  • Enhanced AI capabilities

Overall, the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 is a compelling new mobile platform that offers a great balance of performance, features, and price. It is sure to be a popular choice for smartphone manufacturers in the coming year.


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